First "Merry Saturday" on the playground within Vruljica Park
Jul 21, 2007
Konzum together with its business partners continues to organize Saturday entertaining and educative events for children on newly opened playgrounds within the project "Let's get back playgrounds to children". The first "Merry Saturday" was held in Vruljica Park on 21st July between 6 and 9 pm and sponsor was Maraska, the largest producer of liquer, alcoholic and soft drinks in Zadar. "Merry Saturdays" provide all children with a lot of laugh, play and spending time with their peers. This Saturday they enjoyed watching the popular "Ninja turtle" mascots, that invited them to dance and play, clown's tricks and dance perfomances of children's dancing groups. The sport competitions encourage children to try themselves in various sports and activities and show their skills and speediness. Within the creative workshops children drew fancy drawings and made items of clay and plasticine. All children who participated in the activities were given juices by Maraska.
The project "Let's get back playgrounds to children" was initiated by Konzum and the City of Zagreb, with a view to ensure playgrounds as places where children can spend their spare time with their peers in a carefree play. After the project was almost completely realised in Zagreb, other cities all over Croatia joined the project "Let's get back playgrounds to children". Besides Konzum as initiator and investor of the project and the City of Zadar, that provided the city area for construction of the playground within Vruljica Park, the Regoč Company, which supplies equipment and toys for the playground, also participated in it. The concept of each playground within the project "Let's get back playgrounds to children" is specific because of its adjustment to special needs of children, citizensand the environment where the playgrounds are situated. The playground in Vruljica Park provides excellent facilities for quality games and recreation, and it is also suitable for disabled children. This playground is equipped with combined multifunctional toys for sport and recreation purposes for three to fifteen year old children. There are also different kinds of swings, swivel, climbers and see-saw.
New devices will provide children with the possibility of active and diverse play through different activities under safe conditions. Beneath all devices within this and all other playgrounds which are part of the project "Let's get back playgrounds to children", there is a safety zone, a specific safety surfacing amortizing possible fall or injury of a child. Konzum in cooperation with Regoč was the first in Croatia to instal such surfaces on playgrounds. All the facilities and toys meet the highest standards and safety norms, design quality and ecological standards.